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8 Days Meditation and Yoga Retreat in Sri Lanka

Wonderful Meditation and Yoga Retreat Sri Lanka

Do you want to enrich your yoga practice and at the same time discover a part of south Sri Lanka? Do you want to work on your wellbeing, have the freedom to relax or explore, and enjoy a wonderful holidays away from the big tourist crowds? This retreat is just for you! Enjoy two daily yoga sessions, evening meditation, delicious healthy vegetarian food, and lots of free time to explore the surroundings or just relax around the swimming pool or at the beach.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Candle light meditation sessions
  • Introduction to Thai yoga massage
  • Excursion to Galle with a visit to the fort and yoga on the beach
  • Visit to a forest monastery and meditate with Buddhist monks
  • Daily healthy vegetarian breakfast and dinner
  • Sri Lankan cooking class
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Dutch, French, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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The beautiful beach front property is held by a Sri Lankan family who will make you feel right at home. The villa has four basic guestrooms, a huge living room, a lovely veranda, and an upstairs terrace with amazing views over the ocean. Each room has its own attached bathroom, and either air-conditioning or fan. You will have access to your own swimming pool and the beach is just across the road!

VIP Yoga BCN Sri Lanka Yoga Retreat Program

This retreat is open to all levels. VIP Yoga BCN doesn't impose any specific yoga style so they can adapt the classes to your individual’s needs. VIP Yoga BCN will also make time the go beyond the merely physical part of yoga and you will explore other practices such as Thai yoga massage.

Sample daily schedule

  • 07:30 Rise and shine pranayama (breathing exercises) and yoga session
  • 09:30 Breakfast followed by free time for relaxation and group or individual excursions
  • 17:00 Relax and unwind yoga session
  • 19:00 Dinner time
  • 20:30 Candle light meditation

Please note that the schedule is subject to change depending on planned excursions and retreat needs. Check-in as from 2:00 p.m. with welcome meeting at 4 p.m. and gentle yoga session to recover from your journey. Check-out at 11:00 a.m. after breakfast.

Besides daily yoga and meditation sessions, VIP Yoga BCN includes the following activities:

  • Excursion to Galle with a visit of the fort, yoga on the beach, and visit of a local spice shop and a small traditional woodcut factory
  • Visit of a forest monastery and meditation with Buddhist monk
  • Sri Lankan cooking class
  • An introduction to Thai yoga massage

Included excursions

  • Excursion to Galle with a visit to the fort, yoga on the beach, visit of a local spice shop, and a small traditional woodcut factory
  • Visit to a forest monastery and meditate with Buddhist monk


Elke Bancken
The school of thai yoga massage (Thai Massage)
yoga Pada School,Theliyoor, India Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Hatha Yoga)
Yoga Vinyasa center, Rishikesh, India Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Vinyasa Yoga)
Paramand yoga institute, Indore, India Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Hatha Yoga)
Elke is passionate about yoga, food, and traveling. She has been in India several times to study yoga and deepen her practice. Her goal is to share the joy of yoga and to adapt the practice of yoga to individual needs. After having lived and taught in several countries, Elke has now spread out her mat in Barcelona. There she founded VIP Yoga BCN, offering private and personalized yoga classes. She has an advanced 500 hours teacher's degree in Hatha and Vinyasa, experience in many other styles and teachings, including yoga therapy and a Thai yoga massage certification.

Retreat location

The retreat will be held at the Sea Spray Villa, located in Akuralla. This small village is situated in between Ambalangoda and Hikkaduwa (famous for its beautiful reefs) and only 30 minutes away from Galle.

Nearby places

  • Galle - 30 minutes



  • Cooking class
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming pool


  • Bar
  • Beach nearby
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Restaurant


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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All meals served during the retreat are vegetarian and lovingly prepared by the hostess. Breakfast will generally consist of fresh seasonal fruits, curd or milk, bread, yam, eggs, and thee. Dinner will consist mainly of home-style Sri Lankan food such as vegetables, rice, and different vegetable curries with some Western treats. There will be a cooking class so you can learn how to make a traditional Sri Lankan curry.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Hallal
  • Naturopathic
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

You can enjoy extra activities. Reservation and payment at the retreat:

  • Diving or snorkeling in Hikkaduwa
  • Surfing near Galle
  • River boat safari trough mangroves and small Islands in Madu
  • Hiking in the Kottawa rain forest
  • Mask museum and biggest sleeping Buddha
  • The moonstone mines
  • The Seenigama Devalaya shrine
  • Ayurveda treatments and massages
  • Scooter rental

VIP Yoga BCN can also help you out with airport transfers and other travel needs.

Spa treatments

During this retreat, you can book Ayurveda treatments and massages for an additional cost. Reservation and payment are upon arrival.

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Cooking class
  • Excursion to Galle
  • Healthy and delicious vegetarian breakfast and dinner
  • Introduction to Thai yoga massage
  • Visit to the monastery
  • Yoga and meditation sessions

What's not included

  • Extra activities such as excursions and massages
  • Flights
  • Lunches
  • Other extras
  • Transportation
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB). From the airport, VIP Yoga BCN can arrange a private transport to the villa for additional costs (around 50 USD and 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours travel time).

Arrival by bus

From Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), you can take a bus to Colombo town and then change to another bus that travels along the coastal road to Galle and stops in front of the villa (in between 4 and 6 USD and around 6 to 7 hours travel time in total for a great adventure). Also, if you are coming from another place in Sri Lanka, VIP Yoga BCN will be happy to help you out to and indicate you how to come with public transport.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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